How To Use Pictures To Aid Revision
|Education : Exams And Revision|
Drawing pictures helps you to consolidate key facts in your revision. They don't need to be great works of art - simple shapes and diagrams that you understand is what matters. For example, in chemistry you might need to remember how atoms change in certain processes, and the easiest way is to draw the atom going through its various stages eg. increasing in size, multiplying and so on. Similarly you can use this technique when studying history. Battles are easily depicted, as are kings, queens and other famous figures. Simply take a characteristic or event they are renowned for and associate that picture with their name.
If you use felt tip pens or crayons when drawing the pictures, you can later pin them up all over the house in as many different rooms as possible, even the bathroom and kitchen - it is amazing what you can learn as you clean your teeth at the sink, or standing at the cooker making your evening meal! If, however, you live in a shared house and this is not possible, pin the pictures up above your desk, next to your bed - basically in as many places in your bedroom as possible. This way you will always be exposed to key facts, and when it comes to the exam, you may find you recall these pictures a lot better than you think.
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